Mixing Urban and Traditional

“It first started off with my Mother and myself making salves and massage candles on a Sunday. We spoke about the women in our family and how things have changed with time. My Mother showed me recipes that she learnt as a child from her great grandmother. This platform allows my Mother and myself to decolonize in our own ways, by sharing teachings and stories together while we created. It was also an opportunity to pass on the stories and teachings from our Grandmothers.” -Rae-Anne

Meet The Artists!

Rae-Anne (She/They/Them) is a LGBTQ2S+ mixed indigenous artist who lives, works, and plays on unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Qayqayt people in New Westminster B.C. 
Rae-Annes traditional name gifted to her is “Iskwewak Askokewin Wacity” which means Women Following Mountains. From her Mothers side she is Cree (from Southern Saskatchewan), Prussian, and English. From her Fathers side she is Maltese and English. 
 
Rae-Anne has created this platform to help connect with her mixed settler and indigenous heritage and has been learning how to acknowledge and celebrate both. She has been using this as a way to heal and share her story of intergenerational trauma, love, culture, identity, and mental health. 

 

Aside from creating and healing, Rae-Anne is also a Cultural Wellness Counsellor for a non-profit organization located on the shared unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. 

Danialle (she/her) is a mixed indigenous women who has been relearning and reclaiming her roots. Her traditional name gifted to her is “Changing River”. From her Fathers side she is Cree and Prussian and from her Mothers side she is English.  
Many of the body care products and the candles are inspired by Danialles memories she has with her Great-Grandma and Grandma who shared teachings around making things like oils, candles, medicines, and macrame. She has been using this platform to tell her story around healing. 

Aside from creating, she also works as a Youth Care Worker for a non-profit organization located on the shared unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. 

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